Alabama State Games

Last Updated 3/19/18

2018 – Alabama State Games – Rugby 7s

Open to Alabama AND Out-of-State Teams

Huntsville – June 9, 2018


U12 co-ed flag, JV co-ed flag, JV boys tackle, U19 boys tackle, College Men’s, College Women’s, Men’s, and Women’s.
Eligibility Information: EVERYONE who plays in our tournament (even youth) MUST be CIPP complaint with USA Rugby. There are no exceptions to this rule. Motley teams are more than welcome, but they must still be CIPP complaint. This means they have a USA Rugby Membership ID. They will need to know this ID number.


Tournament = Saturday June 9, 2018

Stay tuned for times and bracket info.



Tournament Venue =

Palmer Park
574 Palmer Road
Huntsville, AL 35758



Tournament Rules:

  • U12 flag laws: Click here for the U12 flag rugby laws and “progressions” used for the Alabama State Games. (updated 6/8/17)
  • JV flag (likely U15 age) “progressions” are to be determined as of 2/16/18
  • JV, U19, College Men’s, College Women’s, Men’s, and Women’s Brackets: Stay tuned.
  • USA Rugby rules will determine eligibility for the tournament. That includes the age determination date of September 1, 2017.
  • Each division will award Alabama State Games medals for each participant on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Yes, awards can still be given to out of state teams.

How much to register a team:
Youth (U12, JV, and U19) = $100 per team
College Men’s, College Women’s, Women’s, and Men’s = $200 per team

Registration DEADLINE = May 28, 2018. See registration form below.




Opening Ceremony Info:

Event Schedule for Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 8, 2018
Von Braun Center – Downtown Huntsville, AL
(Free admission for ALL attendees, not just athletes)

3 PM – Gates open for Alabama State Games Fan Fair
Food, product vendors, music, Olympic Day giveaways, fun activities, athlete t-shirt pick up and more.

5 PM – Athlete Leadership Summit (all attendees welcome)
For athletes, coaches, parents, spectators and volunteers to hear a keynote speaker to learn the importance of academic excellence, good citizenship, responsibility, leadership and the concept of community.

6-6:45 PM – Parade of Athletes line up for Opening Ceremony Show

7 PM – Opening Ceremony Show begins
For more details about the opening ceremony go to or visit or find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @ASFFoundation


About the Alabama State Games:

For a short video about the history of the Alabama State Games and the Olympic-Style Opening Ceremony that is free admission to all attendees, go to


Frequently Asked Questions:

(if not already answered above)

  1. I want to donate to or help the Alabama State Games and the philanthropic programs that are part of the Alabama Sports Festival Foundation (ASF Foundation). Where can I learn more?
  2. Will qualified trainers be on site?
    • yes
  3. Will restroom facilities be available on site?
    • yes
  4. Will tournament t-shirts be for sale?
    • Alabama State Games t-shirts can be picked up free of charge on Friday, June 8 at the Opening Ceremony from 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM, held at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville. For details see the opening ceremony page . Status of potential items for sale is to be determined.
  5. When is the deadline for registering a team?
    • As of 1/26/18 the cut off date is 5/28/18 but please register now.
  6. Why are there not more brackets for female teams?
    • We would love to add brackets for U15 and U19 females. If you are interested in entering a female team in one of those age groups please contact the tournament director listed below, thanks.
  7. Will there be a social afterwards?
    • For the youth teams no. For the men’s and women’s teams stay tuned.
  8. Who can I contact if I still have questions?
    • Alabama State Games Rugby Tournament Director:
      Michael Laney (205-903-3408)


Register For the 2018 Alabama State Games Now

In addition to the fields below, you must also fill out and provide this waiver/release/roster form: Stay tuned for that form. You can go ahead and register/pay now and we will notify you when the waiver/release/roster form is available.



Data from previous years is below:


Past Alabama State Games Rugby Winners:

2017 =

Gold = Ravenwood Raptors
Silver = Bayou Hurricanes
Bronze = Birmingham / CAYR

Gold = Ravenwood Raptors
Silver = Blackman
Bronze = Bayou Hurricanes

Gold and Silver = Birmingham / CAYR
Bronze = Mobile / Semmes

2016 = NA. Tournament Canceled.

2015 = Mens = New Orleans Royale, Womens = Crescent City, U19 = Mayhem (Murfreesboro), U15 = Cavalry (Franklin, TN), U12 = Battleship (Mobile)

2014 = Mens = Birmingham, U19 = Lambert, U15 = Phoenix, U12 = Birmingham Red

2013 = Birmingham

2012 = Birmingham

2011 = Birmingham